Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 16:01:28 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 900 in movie - license plate

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 14:45:32 +0200, "MH" <> wrote: >My wife rented some movies for the weekend, one of them was 'In the Bedroom'. >I did not think much of it until I noticed that one of the main characters, 'dr Fowler', was driving a silver classic 4d 900. >In one of the scenes there is a zoom in close up of the number plate of that car; > MAINE > V 9875 >VETERAN In the US, there are several classes of license plates. 1) the regular "everybody gets them". 2) Municipal (town/local government/state government) 3) federal government 4) dealer 5) commercial (trucks, busses, etc) 6) taxi cabs (occasionally) 7) vanity tags. (generally rather expensive) 8) Amateur radio (got one of those) 9) special interest tags: Alumni of various universities, "save the environment", "save the whales", Pro special interest, and pro special group. Veterans of various wars (vietnam war, Korean war, purple heart, etc....) 10) antique car. Limited driving only Of course, not all of these are in every state, but they're the ones I've seen. Veteran fits right in there at #9 Harvey > >What is the meaning of this plate? Does 'veteran' relate to the car - a classic - or something else? > >(FYI - 'the bedroom' in the title of this movie refers to a part of a lobster trap) >------------------------------------------- >MH >'72 97 '77 96 '78 95 '79 96 > >

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